MTA Practice Foils Transparency
Nov 26, 2018

Good government and transit groups marshaled by Reinvent Albany are calling for the New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to overhaul its freedom of information law (FOIL) processes. Read More

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What New York Needs to See and Hear About Fixing Transit

New York won’t continue to prosper unless state and city leaders get to work to find the resources for Fast Forward, NYC Transit President Andy Byford’s sweeping plan to modernize New York City’s transit system.

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We’re Hiring!

We’re seeking a Program Associate or Senior Program Associate to work on our agency reform efforts across the US.

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Growing Up and Away From Transit

Early this decade, transit agencies benefited from the entrance into the workplace of transit-loving young people. Some of those riders may now “age away” from transit, unless cities and transit agencies adapt.

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The El-Evaders

A TransitCenter review of MTA/New York City Transit elevator performance data found that eight of New York City’s wealthiest real estate owners are shirking their legal obligation to maintain and operate their subway station elevators at stations adjacent to their properties.

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Make Gold-Plated LIRR Project Work For NYC Neighborhoods

A major capacity increase for New York’s commuter rail system is on the horizon, in the form of the LIRR’s pending connection to Grand Central Terminal. NYC leaders seeking more for the city from the railroad system should wage a fight over how that capacity will be allocated before it’s too late.  

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Free the Transit Hubs! (For Walking!)

New Yorkers are well versed in subway meltdowns and schleppy buses. But there is less public conversation about the quality of the spaces that get us to and from transit.

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Transit Job Requirement Drives Applicants Away

Public transportation allows people to get around without cars. It seems counterintuitive, then, that many transit agencies require job applicants to have a valid driver’s license even when driving isn’t expected as part of their duties.

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Why Bus Stops Matter

As TransitCenter’s latest report, “From Sorry to Superb: Everything You Need to Know About Better Bus Stops” chronicles, nearly half of all public transit rides in the US begin at a bus stop. Yet our bus stops are woefully underfunded.

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